Friday, July 16, 2021

What To Do With One Banana.


Do you have one banana languishing on your counter?
Skin turning black?
Alcoholic fumes emanating from it? 
Don't throw it out.
It's enough to make five banana muffins.
And you can make 'em in no time.

Quick Banana Breakfast Muffins
Makes 5
1 banana on its last legs
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
handful chopped pecans
5 pats of butter

 In a medium bowl, mash banana,
 then add in sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla.
In a small bowl,
whisk together flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture.
Stir in pecans.
Ladle into 5 paper-lined muffin tins.
Stick a pat of butter onto center top of each.
Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes.
Serve warm. With more butter and/or honey.
Or you can slice, butter, and toast.

Only four muffins left for the photo.
I had to eat one of 'em.


If you'd like to make a glaze for the muffins,
I wouldn't stop you.
For the glaze, take about a cup of powdered sugar and pour a tablespoon of fresh orange juice, a teaspoon of vanilla, then enough milk or cream, stirring the whole time, until you have a proper pouring consistency.  Drizzle over muffins.  If you'd prefer lemon juice to orange juice, by all means substitute.  Some added zest would be nice too.  And I like to add in a pinch of kosher salt.

If you like, slice, butter, and toast.


Or, you can bake them with a streusel topping.

I didn't bother to measure,
but if I had to guess, I'd mix together:
3 TB butter, softened
1/4 cup flour
3 TB sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
handful of pecans
Work the mixture together and place on top of each muffin before baking.


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